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Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Notice of Called Business Meeting - Sunday, August 10th

We will have a Called Business Meeting at the close of the worship service, Sunday, August 10th.  The purpose of the meeting is to hear the report of the Nominating Committee regarding Bible Study Group Leaders.

Community Wide Fall Kick-Off - Wednesday, August 13th

Invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers and join us for a fun family night on Wednesday, August 13th as we kick off our Fall activities.  From 4:30pm – 5:50pm, we will have local food trucks here for your family to purchase supper and/or snacks from, inflatables for the children to play on, and our AWANA Team will be set up to sign your children up for the Fall.  At 6:00pm, Jonnie W, a Christian comedian, will provide entertainment for the entire family on the amphitheater.  Please make plans to attend and help us to get the word out to your family and friends.

Ministry Need:  AWANA

God’s Word is a lamp for our feet and a light for our path.  As we hide it in our hearts, it transforms and renews us, it helps to keep our way pure, and it helps to prevent us from sinning against God.  Each Wednesday night during the school year, AWANA workers seek to disciple our children by helping them to learn and memorize portions of God’s Word.  AWANA begins on Wednesday, August 20th.  In order to minister to and disciple the large number of children we expect to participate, we will need 10 to 12 additional AWANA workers.  AWANA meets on Wednesday nights from 5:45pm – 7:15pm.  If you are interested in discipling children by helping them to memorize God’s word, please contact Shelley Eudy, Christina Bayne, or Nate French.  (If you can only work part of the time on Wednesday nights, we can still use you.)

Children's Ministry - Interim Coordinators Update

In the past few weeks, Pastor Scott and Nate have worked with the Personnel Committee to identify and put in place two individuals to help to coordinate different aspects of the Children's Ministry during this interim period.  Those individuals are:
•    Jessica Brasher - Jessica will serve as our Interim Child Care Coordinator.  In this role, she will be responsible for scheduling and supervising child care for Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, and for scheduling child care for other church events.  Having served in our Children's Ministry for several years now, Jessica is well known to our parents with preschoolers and has showed herself to be trustworthy, reliable, and loving in her interactions with children.
•    Steven Ray - Steven will serve as our Interim Children's Ministry Coordinator.  In this role, Steven will be responsible for working with our Children's Ministry leaders and volunteers to plan, coordinate, and implement events and activities for our children.  He will also work to support our AWANA and Sunday school leaders and be the point person for Children's Ministry communications.  Many of you know Steven because he served our church faithfully for two years in the role of Interim Minister of Music.  During those two years, Steven showed initiative, faithfulness, administrative ability, and forethought.
Nate will work closely with both Jessica and Steven in the coming days as they take on these roles.  Please be in prayer for them as they begin these new roles.  Also, when you can, please be available to help when they call.  In order for our Children's Ministry to thrive during this interim period, it will be necessary for each of us to lend a hand and our gifts to this ministry.

Children's Minister Search Committee Update

The Nominating Committee is still in the process of putting the Children's Minister Search Committee together.  They have worked diligently on this matter and hope to finish soon.  When the Search Committee has been seated, we will announce their names to the congregation.

Church Picnic @ WorldSong Camp, August 23!

The date is Saturday, August 23rd from 11AM until 4PM, at WorldSong Camp in Cook Springs, Alabama - just off of I-20 East, about 25 minutes from our church. Fried chicken, drinks, and paper goods will be provided. Bring your favorite sides and/or desserts to add to the meal. We will begin eating right at 12Noon so get there early with your special culinary contribution. After lunch you can play on the water slide, or watch the smaller kids on the moonwalk/ball pit combo, climb the mountain, hike, or sit around and enjoy each other. The large swimming pool, with lifeguards, will be open from 1 until 4PM. Bring a poolside chair or just jump in!  Make your plans now for a great church family day, hiking, swimming, climbing the mountain or just hanging out.  It's all good!  

Samford Ministry Training Institute

Samford’s Ministry Training Institute (Formerly Samford Extension) is meeting this fall on the Samford Campus. You can earn a certificate in Biblical studies or Pastoral Ministry and deepen your knowledge of God’s word and better equip yourself for ministry. The courses are only $50.  Courses offered this fall will be Intro to Old Testament, Baptist Doctrine, Intro to New Testament and Church Administration.  Classes will meet on Tuesday nights at 6:00pm and will begin August 26th. You can register on-line at www.samford.edu/go/mti or call (205) 726-4055. This is a great chance to receive solid theological training.

The Summer Worship Schedule Continues

Please join us on Sunday mornings for one worship service at 11:00am and Bible Study Groups at 9:40am.  The 8:30am service will resume in the fall.

Weekly Sermon Audio Now Available

If you would like to listen again to the most recent Sunday morning sermon or if you've been away for a while and would like to catch up on a sermon, now you can! Sunday’s sermons are now available in audio format.  They can be downloaded here or found in the iTunes store (search for Liberty Park Baptist).

Deacons' Offertory Prayer Schedule

Sunday, August 3:  Mike Huston

Sunday, August 10:  John Meier

Sunday, August 17:  Don Day

A Thank You

Our family would like to thank Pastor Scott, Pastor Nate and our praying church family for your visits, words of encouragement and most of all your prayers for Daniel and Michelle and Baby Noah during the pregnancy and his birth.  During his 4-week stay in the NICU, he surpassed the doctors' expectations and this was due to the  many prayers lifted up in his name.  We ask for your continued prayers for Noah and Daniel and MIchelle as he grows stronger each day.  Thank you again and we love and care for each of you. ~ The Champion Family

Young at Heart Pill Counters Will Not Meet Monday, August 4th

We will not meet to count pills on Monday, August 4th.  When we resume our Monday ministry, we will notify all involved.

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